I think this photo says it all! The joys of being a sober parent.
My youngest and his Dad had a morning bike ride together and when they came back my son told me that they had the best time ever!
My husband told me it was a marvel not to be sweating beer or feeling like death, but just enjoying some quality time.
Here's to sober parents!
We all have crappy days where we maybe tired, angry, miserable, irritated, agitated or sad! It’s ok and normal to have those feelings at times! Having a drink to drown those feelings out or attempt to make you feel better, won’t! Deal with the feelings and know that they will pass! Cx
Loving myself started with getting alcohol out of my life. That’s why I talk about it so much. It wasn’t just a “eh I’m not gonna drink anymore” decision. It was a “if I don’t want to kill myself I need to stop drinking” kind of decision. If you are having a hard time with drinking, I feel your pain and know that if I can do it, so can you. I never thought I’d be able to live a life without cigarettes and alcohol. Turns out that was the biggest lie I ever told myself. I can see the self hatred in my eyes on the left. I love that broken girl so much now. Life is so much more beautiful now. I’m here if you ever need to chat 💚
Love, a sober friend.
Who can relate? 🚿🚿🚿 I would sometimes go 3-4 days without showering because I just did not care what I looked or smelled like when alcohol was pumping through my veins and when I was dying of a hangover. Fucking yikes. Smell good feel good amiright.
I don’t think I’ve ever met a more supportive, caring and kind community as the one we have here on Instagram! We help each other to learn and grow, to celebrate our achievements and to be there when we are struggling! Thank you friends! Cx
Alcohol is so ingrained in our society as something we need. It’s how we celebrate. How we socialize. How we vacation. How we meet people. How we have confidence. It’s what we “need” to do life, parent, etc. Or at least that’s what the media and manufacturers want us to believe.
Before I quit drinking, I thought I needed alcohol to have fun. I thought it was the way to be cool. Then later in life, I thought it was the way to manage my anxiety and stress.
Until one day I realized I wasn’t even having fun. It wasn’t cool to be hungover and feel like you just got hit by a bus. And it wasn’t helping my anxiety at all. In fact, it was feeding it.
What I didn’t know when I quit was that it would become something so much more than just not drinking. Sure, in the beginning, I white-knuckled my way through the cravings and my focus could only be to not drink. That’s all I could do to get through those early days.
Over time though, the cravings subsided and my desires to drink did too. I started to do the healing work to help me discover what was underneath the drinking. I started to uncover why I was using alcohol and drugs and the stories I had made up about why I needed them. This work is a long process and everyday, even 10 years into it, I still uncover more.
A lot of people think that being sober or alcohol free is just about not drinking. But it’s actually about SO much more. It is an act of establishing true freedom. Not just from the alcohol, but from the illusion that you need it in the first place. ❤️ I’m curious, if you are still drinking or if you have quit, do you know why you think/thought you needed it? Comment below.
One thing I’ve picked up on since giving up alcohol is how much we normalize drinking & make it seem so fun💃🏻🥂
Wine.Tequila.Shots. I hear it all the time.
Its such a social norm & THATS OK, ((I am not judging anyone))
But if you’re anything like me, & maybe you don’t view drinking as FUN, that’s OK too & I understand you.💓
What one person finds “fun” doesn’t have to be fun for everyone! Don’t let society tell you that you’re “boring” just because you don’t take Tequila Shots & drink allll the wine.
Honor your truth✨
A lot of people message me and ask how I stopped drinking. The life changing Sober Spring created by @unexpectedjoyof
was the catalyst. I did drink after the Sober Spring but my relationship with alcohol was on the fast track to coming to the inevitable end after seeing what my life could feel like alcohol free. I’m the kind of person that needs a certain time limit and challenge to put a change or habit into place. That’s what this 1000 Hours Dry is for. It’s roughly 42 days of no alcohol so you can see what you are capable of without it. And trust me, you’re capable of A. LOT. The second round starts August 1, and I am honored to cohost it with a few other amazing alcohol free beauts! Go over to @1000hoursdry
for some inspiration and get ready to see what 1000 Hours Dry can do for your physical and mental health. Love you all friends!
Drop your location below! 📍Nebraska over here!
When you think about why you drink, was comes up for you? The taste? The relaxation? The liquid courage maybe? Because it’s fun?! Or just to chill? Could it be to escape? Not feel anything? Had a crappy day?⠀
Whatever the reasons, it’s beneficial to really look at the reasons why. In this weeks blog post, I talk about the importance of questioning the reasons why you drink. You can find the link in my bio. ⠀
This isn’t about quitting, it’s about questioning. ⠀
Need a little clarity? I’m here to support you. We can chat to see if we are a good fit. If not, I will guide you to who may be. 👌
My team asked me to round up some of my favorite summer things and the list is long Friends because SUMMER😍🌻☀️There’s a fresh blog post on the site where you can find the list. ⠀
In the meantime, shout out to my friend @suddensobriety21
who makes these SO FREAKING CUTE linen coasters. I have a batch of them at home, I’m gonna show them to you on stories soon because you HAVE to get some. You won’t even believe how cute they are.⠀
The link is in my bio, and I hope you like it all as much as I do!
Why hello 4 months sober... Forever will be grateful that I’m on this journey! It’s opened my eyes to a whole new life! I’m truly loving learning about myself and working on me for me! Some truths may come up in the process that are painful and they cause me to be angry, sad, miserable etc but I know those feelings do pass and to try and just ride with it! Thank you to all of you brave warriors I’ve met on this journey, your support means the world! Cx
Cedars at Cobble Hill alumni - have you heard? The Annual Alumni Summer BBQ is happening this Saturday (July 20th). A great opportunity to reconnect with friends in recovery, see some familiar faces, and meet some new ones. Sounds like it is shaping up to be a very memorable day. Visit @cedarsrecovery
for more information. #recoveryrocks #cedarscobblehill #soberliving #celebraterecovery